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Issue 6.6

NEWS

News

Issue: 6.6 (September/October 2008)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 18,486
Starting Page Number: 8
Article Number: 6601
Related Web Link(s):

http://www.TickerMenu.com/
http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/MatrixPlugin.html
http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/FormattedTextControl/FormattedTextControl.html
http://www.realsoftware.com/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://www.maui.net/~mauitom/openal.html
http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net/
http://www.einhugur.com/
http://www.realsoftware.com/download
http://www.tonybarry.net/tonybarry/Software.html
http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/EnergyRB.html
http://www.YumaDev.com/
http://www.arbp.org/
http://www.tinrocket.com/software/openglsurface/
http://www.maui.net/~mauitom/CoreGraphics.html
http://homepage.mac.com/alexrestrepo
http://home.earthlink.net/~erockus/
http://home.earthlink.net/~erockus/
http://www.ebutterfly.com/rb/unihelp.php

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TickerMenu 1.0 for OS X

The Highly Technical Doohickey Company has announced the release of TickerMenu 1.0, a Mac OS X-only application that makes it simpler than ever to keep an eye on current stock prices by displaying them in the user's menubar. Clicking on a quote reveals more information about the stock and its trading activity, including the day's high and low prices and trading volume. A click of a menuitem leads directly to full information about a stock available from a variety of popular financial websites.

Product:

TickerMenu 1.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$8.95

Website:

http://www.TickerMenu.com/

Matrix Plugin 2.5

Matrix Plugin allows you to construct programs which, because of operator and function overloading, can handle real matrices much like doubles and integers are handled. Matrix elements are doubles. A matrix is zero-based in the indexing of its elements.

Product:

Matrix Plugin 2.5

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/MatrixPlugin.html

Formatted Text Control Final Candidate

The Formatted Text Control (FTC) is a canvas based control for REALbasic that implements word processor capabilities similar to Apple's Pages or Microsoft's Word program. The software is completely written in REALbasic. The FTC is useful for implementing reports or general word processing capabilities within your applications. The FTC supports Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. (It also compiles and runs under Linux, but has not been thoroughly tested.) The FTC is now in the final candidate stage which means the software is complete and is fully functional. What is not complete is the user guide documentation, but it should be completed in the near future.

Product:

Formatted Text Control

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$450 (unencrypted modules)

Website:

http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/FormattedTextControl/FormattedTextControl.html

REALbasic to Support Cocoa in 2009

REAL Software has announced that REALbasic will support Cocoa, Apple's framework for Mac OS X software development. As they announced at REAL World, the REAL Software User Conference, REAL Software has engineering resources devoted solely to Cocoa development. Cocoa support will be in beta in the first quarter of 2009 and will begin shipping mid-2009. Most REALbasic users will get the benefits of this modernization without having to make changes to their projects. Current REALbasic projects should recompile without any problems. Users will not need to learn the Cocoa APIs - they will continue to use the same REALbasic language they use today. REALbasic plugins that have no user interface should work without any modification. Plugins that have a user interface will need to be rewritten in Objective-C using the Cocoa APIs. With support for Cocoa will also come a number of new features including editfields that support spell-checking, however applications built with this first release of Cocoa will still have the same User Interface as applications have today, but will be built with the Cocoa framework. Future releases will include more Cocoa specific features, but users can access those framework-specific features, like Core Animation, with this first release via Declares.

Product:

REALbasic

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Varies

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/

MBS Plugins 8.4

The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 1000 classes featuring over 21,000 documented functions. The plug-ins require REALbasic 5.5 or newer. Also required are 300 MB hard disc space and around 64 MB of RAM in addition to the requirements of REALbasic and your operation system itself. While all plug-in parts compile on Mac OS 8.x, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X (universal), Linux and Windows, each function may depend on additional system requirements to work successfully. New features include: REALbasic Cocoa Control and several control classes like NSProgressIndicatorMBS, NSScrollerMBS, NSSliderMBS, NSTableViewMBS and NSTextViewMBS; new controls: LineMBS, OvalMBS, RectangleMBS, RoundRectangleMBS, ImageMBS and ButtonMBS; QTKit classes; new ComputerControlMBS module; GammaMBS class and GammaFadeMBS class; functions for easy encrypt/decrypt to the blowfish class; added Folderitem.SaveAs8BitPNGMBS and Folderitem.SaveAs8BitAlphaPNGMBS; improved the Java database classes; added methods to CGContextMBS to draw arcs, ovals and round rectangles; added NSProcessInfoMBS class; updated Phidget classes to use the current library version; added CGWindowListCreateImageMBS global method and a GetCGWindowIDMBS method to the window class; added AddSoundFade and AddSoundFadeToTrack to the movie class.

Monkeybread Software Plugin for REALBasic

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

200 Euros (complete set); 20 Euros and up (per component)

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml

OpenAL Class Updated

OpenAL is an audio library used to play .wav files. Similar to the easy to use built-in sound class in RB, but offers a few more parameters that you can tweak. A REALbasic module and class that wraps the functionality of playing sound using the OpenAL library. The module is named OpenAL_OSX and the associated class is named OpenAL_Class. They are both encrypted but are offered as is for free and as the name indicates, they are to be used on a Mac only. Created and tested with 2008R3.1 on OS X 10.5.4 on Intel iMac.

Product:

OpenAL

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.maui.net/~mauitom/openal.html

SEEdit Maxi 2008 R8

SEEdit is an XHTML editor for Macintosh. With SEEdit's fast and powerful Editor Toolbox insertion of code and classes is always just one click away. SEEdit's handy advanced Tag Editor also handles CSS classes and Javascript functions. Other powerful features to assist professionals and hobbyists alike include: Tidy Checker for standards-compliant code; the Quick CSS Tool for rapid CSS development; extensive Multi-language support and Auto Complete.

Product:

SEEdit Maxi 2008 R8

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net/

REALBASIC 2008 RELEASE 3.1

REAL Software, maker of REALbasic, a

cross-platform development environment for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

developers, is now shipping REALbasic 2008 Release 3.1. This revision

focuses on highly-targeted bug fixes, including an issue with

accessing the Einhugur

Plugin (http://www.einhugur.com/).

Product:

REALBASIC 2008 RELEASE 3.1

Platforms:

All

Price:

Varies

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/download

cViewCanvas Released

cViewCanvas is a class for displaying images in a canvas. It offers the programmer a resizeable canvas which can display pictures at either "fitted in window" or at a given zoom at a given centre. The user can zoom (e.g. on the location of the mouse click), and drag a region of interest (ROI) on the canvas in either zoomed in or fitted in window display.

Product:

cViewCanvas

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.tonybarry.net/tonybarry/Software.html

EnergyRB Released

EnergyRB allows you to easily find and display energy eigenvalues and eigenfunctions for the one-dimensional time-independent Schroedinger equation. Incorporating REALbasic's RBScript, almost any potential energy function can be entered by the user. This function does not need to be even.

Product:

EnergyRB

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/EnergyRB.html

Yuma 1.0 Released

Inspiring Applications, Inc. today announced the release of Yuma, a development tool that enables BASIC programmers to write web software that runs on any major server platform. Yuma users can build dynamic web sites using a readable, object-oriented language similar to VB.NET and REALbasic. Yuma testers have found it to result in faster, more efficient web development than the alternatives they had been using, and find the resulting applications to run very fast too. Yuma works in conjunction with Apache, a common web server, to provide high throughput. Inspiring Applications president Brad Weber explains, "Unlike most other web development solutions, Yuma pages are automatically compiled all the way to machine code, resulting in very fast performance even in computation-intensive applications." Benchmarks on a prime-number algorithm showed Yuma to be over six times faster than PHP, and nearly 23 times faster than JavaScript.The Yuma language sports modern features that make development easier and less error-prone, such as strong type-checking, classes, class interfaces, modules, and more. It also includes built-in classes and methods for technologies commonly needed in web apps, including files, email, regular expressions, XML, and session handling. Finally, Yuma can connect to several major database engines: SQLite, PostgreSQL, and MySQL.

Product:

Yuma 1.0 Released

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free (developer license); $149 (server license)

Website:

http://www.YumaDev.com/

ARBP Announces Membership Levels and Pricing

The Association of REALbasic Professionals today announced the available membership levels as Free, Personal ($50), Professional ($150), and Corporate ($500). All memberships (other than Free) give you ARBP voting privileges. Academic discounts are available. The Professional membership gives you access to everything that ARBP has to offer. This includes the forums, a subscription to REALbasic Developer Magazine, all available software discounts and inclusion in the membership directory. Currently there are 10 vendors offering discounts on more than 16 different products to ARBP members. Discounts range from 20% to 50% off the original price and total over $450 in total savings.

Product:

ARBP Membership

Platforms:

All

Price:

Varies

Website:

http://www.arbp.org/

OpenGL plugin

Tinrocket, LLC releases an update to it's REALbasic OpenGL plugin control. OpenGLSurface is a plug-in control for REALbasic. This plug-in provides an easy way to add OpenGL® 1.x functionality to your applications; it works with MacOS X (PPC, Intel, and Universal builds) and Windows builds (XP and Vista). This version changes the OpenGLSurface.Attributes property to OpenGLSurface.GLAttributes. This fixes a conflict introduce in REALbasic 2008 Release 2.

Product:

OpenGL plugin

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.tinrocket.com/software/openglsurface/

CoreGraphics Module Updated

Thomas Cunningham has updated his Mac-only Core Graphics classes and modules. He's added a CGImage class and fixed a few bugs. Between the demo project and Rb's built-in autocomplete feature, usage should be straight forward. The classes and modules are free to use but are encrypted.

Product:

CoreGraphics Module

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.maui.net/~mauitom/CoreGraphics.html

Custom EditField 1.5

CustomEditField is a canvas-based EditField replacement. This update improves support for UTF characters, adds a CustomEditFieldPrinter class to easily print the contents of the editfield, as well as a find/replace dialog.

Product:

Custom EditField 1.5

Platforms:

All

Price:

$100 (source code)

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/alexrestrepo

PageSector 1.7

PageSector has been updated to v1.7. With PageSector you can open text files and save at any point in the text you wish by adding section names (book marks). You can label the section names what ever you want. PageSector keeps track of the section names and where they correspond in the text, however, it's not based on the label. Also, PageSector keeps track of the files you have opened so you won't have to track them down again. You can even do a search in the opened text file.

Product:

PageSector 1.7

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

Free

Website:

http://home.earthlink.net/~erockus/

Mini Popup Calendar

Mini Popup Calendar 3.0 has been released. The reminder feature will let you enter a message to be displayed on a certain date and time of your choosing. The calendar can be used as is. Just launch and go, or add to your doc bar or login/start up items. The reminder feature needs the app to be running in order to work. To make best use of the reminder feature, add it to your login/start up items.

Product:

Mini Popup Calendar 3.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://home.earthlink.net/~erockus/

UniHelp 3.2

Electric Butterfly announces the immediate availability of UniHelp 3.2, the award-winning help system for REALbasic. UniHelp provides an easy-to-use, feature-rich solution for REALbasic developers who want to add online help to their cross-platform applications. A free update for all registered UniHelp customers, Version 3.2 provides improved compatibility with REALbasic 2008r2. Apple Help Viewer, Microsoft HTML Help, WinHelp.... Why waste precious development time designing and compiling a different Help system for each platform when you can easily use UniHelp for all of them? NO additional plugins or classes needed. Just drag the respective UniHelp components folder into your REALbasic project, create your HTML help pages and customize your configuration settings with the UniHelp Edition of HelpLogic, and that's it -- instant online help for your compiled REALbasic applications that works on Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux.

Product:

UniHelp 3.2

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$49 (free for non-commercial projects)

Website:

http://www.ebutterfly.com/rb/unihelp.php

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